Category Archives: Games

Jack Nimble Kickstarter Is Live!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve just helped to launched the Kickstarter for a new, family-friendly game in collaboration with Beau Kittredge called Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs. http://www.jack-nimble.com goes directly to the Kickstarter where you can download the Kickstarter demo for PC, Mac, and Linux.

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Beau Kittredge is a former children’s book author and current professional Ultimate player. After making five different children’s books, he decided it was time to conquer the world of video games. That’s why he called us!

We’re super excited that we get to show off what we’ve been working on lately with the announcement of the Kickstarter and the demo. If you’ve ever wanted to bounce an armadillo on bugs, roll a porcupine like a bowling ball, or fly an owl in a rhythm-esque game; this is the game for you! This game for all ages let’s you do all three, and it’s wrapped up in an adorable story.

Please go play the demo and if you think the game has potential, back the Kickstarter. Tell all your friends and their friends so we can get the word out. The fate of Watercolor Woods depends on it!

Announcing Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs

Long time, no post! If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to lately, the answer is, predictably, working on a video game! But you want the juicy details, right?

We’re happy to announce that we are partnering with Beau Kittredge, professional Ultimate player and children’s book author, to create a new game for mobile. (To start, at least!) It’s called Jack Nimble Attack of the Boredom Bugs and it’s a new type of strategy, puzzle game that combines elements of tower defense with skill-based mini-games to create a more active experience.

Jack Nimble Awaits

In Jack Nimble Attack of the Boredom Bugs, you play as Jack Nimble, a Lumber-jackrabbit Of All Trades. Summon animal friends to help you defeat the invading Boredom Bugs from a different galaxy. Put on your thinking cap and fight the bad guys in multiple, skill-based mini-games, each with a unique perspective. Bounce on their heads with an armadillo. Bowl down the road with a porcupine. Drop objects as an owl way up in the sky.

You can help unlock the playable demo by visiting http://www.jack-nimble.com and liking, sharing, tweeting, and subscribing to the newsletter. (And then tell your friends to do the same!) New rewards unlock as the combined amount of social media love grows, the goal of which is unlocking the Jack Nimble demo. Until then, you can unlock pages of the story, the preface to the game, with writing by Beau Kittredge and beautiful illustrations by Diego Almazan.

Share, share, share! It’s currently close to unlocking the third reward!

Just wanted to post a quick note: Episodes 1 – 3 and special features of our show, Indie Van Game Jam, are coming to the Boston-area! On April 1st from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the AMC Burlington 10, we will show you the first three episodes of the show along with a special feature from each episode. The running time is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

Get your tickets now at Tugg!

http://www.tugg.com/events/13628!

As this is a special one for me (Chad), I will be there to answer questions and give away loads of Indie Van Game Jam stickers!

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Come get yours today by pre-ordering a ticket! Bring your friends!

The Hunt for Steam Greenlight: September 30, 2014

Steam Greenlight is a competitive place. Our Steam Greenlight campaign has been hard fought thus far. We know just how big of a role promotion plays in getting your game onto Steam. It’s time for our semi-regular piece where we highlight some unique, cool, or just plain fun Steam Greenlight games.

Remember:

It’s time for…

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Battle Brothers

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=311186565

Fight with your brothers!

Battle Brothers is a really fun looking strategy game. The art is similar to Diego’s style. (Gorgeous and hand-painted.) Some of the game is procedurally generated, so that’s a replayability plus. If you’re curious to try before giving them the vote, you can even go download their combat demo: http://battlebrothersgame.com/downloads/.

I Can’t Escape: Darkness

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=315021678

Or can you?

On the opposite end of the sprectrum: A horror game! Oh my! The game looks pretty cool, and apparently it’s a follow up from a game on Newgrounds! (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/610205) It’s refreshing to see new entries into the genre.

Ultraworld

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=309754491

Whoa! Colors!

Ultraworld looks cool and unique. It has a seemingly interesting narrative to deliver. The color palette is appetizing. It is, a bit of a mystery, though. It will be interesting to see more. Again, if you don’t want to wait for Steam, you can check it out at http://visit-ultraworld.com.

 

 

Thanks for reading! Please check out the projects on Steam, give them a thumbs up, and spread the word! Every bit helps.

The Hunt for Steam Greenlight: September 5, 2014

As an indie worried about our Steam Greenlight campaign, we know just how big of a role promotion plays in getting your game onto Steam.  Every once in a while we dig around Steam Greenlight, find some really cool projects, and help spread the word about them!

Here’s how it works:

Here are this weeks picks for games that are in The Hunt For Steam Greenlight.

All similarities to any other graphics are completely... "unintentional."

Words for Evil

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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=296295398

A typing fantasy RPG? Yeah. The trailer looks pretty awesome and reminds me of games such as 10,000,000 and what we were trying to create, This is My Quest. It purports to have complex combat, multiple varieties of word game based on the action at hand, and tons of content.

24 Killers

WATCH OUT!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=304847468

24 Killers intrigued me with its cool artwork.  It turns out this one dude, Todd Luke, is like Shakey Graves for indie games.  According to his Kickstarter, which was successfully funded, he is tackling the game’s programming, art, and music alone.   It’s an adventure game where “four miscreant spirits are possessing the people in a small island town, and you’re responsible for finding them.” Sign me up!

A Rite from the Stars

Shiny!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=230466606

A Rite from the Stars rounds our collection this week. It looks playful. It looks interesting. It has care and attention dripping from it’s pores. The trailer is well done. This game takes our third vote this week.

 

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading. Please check out the projects on Steam, give them a thumbs up, and spread the word! Every bit helps.